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There are numerous events in Morzine organised year round.
What's on in Morzine
From quirky local affairs to large scale sporting spectacles there is always something worth seeing. We've listed the major annual Morzine events below, but you can also check our events calendar for the latest updates.
Market day is every Wednesday morning throughout the year in Morzine at the parking by the Carrefour and post office. In Les Gets market day is on every Thursday morning at the Marais parking at the beginning of the village.
January events in Morzine
This is the month the locals get their town (and slopes) back, for a little while anyway. January is a great time to visit the resort, there are a couple of skiing competitions on, which are great to watch whilst you're up the mountains, but generally it's quieter and the cold temperatures keep the snow nice and crisp.
Burton Mystery Series
With a twist on the legendary Stash Banked. All shredders welcome! the Burton Stash is in the Les Lindarets sector of Avoriaz and can be reached by the six seater Prolays chairlift. Last weekend of January, dates and details.
Junior World Alpine Skiing Championships
This is the fourth biggest ski event in the world and it's being hosted in the Portes du Soleil with events in Morzine, Avoriaz, Les Gets and Chatel, dates and details.
February events in Morzine
February is school holidays time and the resort is full of families enjoying their Spring half term break. There will be lots of activities and events put on by the ski companies and the tourist office, so be sure to keep an eye on our events calendar.
French FFC Snowbike Championships
Adrenalin and extreme mountain snow biking weekend in Les Gets where amateur and professional mountain bikers compete. Dates and details.
Every week during the school holidays ESF ski schools organise a torchlit descent in both Les Gets and Morzine, followed by a fireworks display. Check the events calendar for details.
There will be no shortage of places to go to celebrate with your loved one whilst in the land of romance. Be sure to book early if there's that certain spot you would like to go with your special someone.
March events in Morzine
Always a busy month in terms of events happening locally and music festivals dominate the events calendar in March with Rock the Pistes all around the Portes du Soleil and Snowboxx in Avoriaz. Here are a couple of our favourites highlighted below, but take a look at our events calendar for what else is on in Morzine in March.
Rock the Pistes music festival
The best of French and International rock and pop music is featured in this week long event high up on the pistes of the Portes du Soleil ski area. And it's all included in the price of your lift pass! Dates and details.
April events in Morzine
It's the Champions ski race on the Nyon Plateau and you'll find events and activities for all the family over the Easter holidays. Dates and details.
As we get close to the end of the Winter season, in Morzine it's time for some last runs before putting away our gear for another year, and enjoying some closing parties.
May events in Morzine
Usually a quiet time of the year in resort although you will find the lifts open for mountain bikers at the weekends in May.
June events in Morzine
Summer arrives with an array of festivities, including the French national day of music.
Fête de la Musique
The Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Morzine Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJ’s to traditional folk bands. Dates and details.
Pass'Portes du Soleil MTB Event
The Pass'Portes du Soleil event sets the start of the summer season - three days of mountain biking across the Portes du Soleil. The classic circuit is 80km long, it includes 7,000m of downhill and 1,000m of uphill, with 15 lifts giving you access to nine different resorts with some great riding along the way. All routes use the areas comprehensive lift network meaning that much of the uphill work is done from the comfort of a chairlift and all you have to do is enjoy the downhill. Likewise, for hardcore downhillers, options are available to deviate off the main drag onto some steeper, more technical sections where you can really put those downhill bikes through their paces. Dates and details.
July events in Morzine
As the weather ramps up so do the number of events, and you'll find the resort is buzzing with activity.
Spartan Trifecta Weekend
The world's leading obstacle race company brings it's competition to Morzine over one weekend, with races over 5km, 13km, 21km and 50km, dates and details.
A legendary event in Morzine every other summer bringing more than 10,000 Harley Davidsons to the streets of Morzine for a full-on weekend of everything Harley and live music, dates and details.
Celebrated across the whole of France with a bang...well, several in fact, fireworks always feature heavily. And the residents of Morzine celebrate this national holiday with as much enthusiasm as the rest of the country. Various activities are held across France on the 14th, in memory of the storming of the Bastille on the same date in 1789. Traditionally the fireworks display normally starts off between 22:00-23:00. Dates and details.
Tour de France
The Alps have played a large part in the race over the years with the gruelling mountain climbs providing some of the most exciting spectacles of the event. The route changes slightly each year, taking in different towns, villages and cols along the way. Even if the race doesn't pass near to where you are this summer you can guarantee that it will still be avidly watched in bars and cafés around the country with everyone joining in to cheer on the famous yellow jersey! Dates and details.
August events in Morzine
Always a busy month in resort with a multitude of sporting events for the those fit enough, crazy enough, or courageous enough - so keep an eye on our events calendar for updates.
Trail des Hauts Forts
Morzine mountain trail race held in August. It is an all natural trail runners race with a short (23km) and a long (43km) version of the Trail des Hauts Forts. The route takes you through three mountain passes around the Hauts Forts peaks and through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Portes du Soleil area. Dates and details.
September events in Morzine
A rather quieter month in Morzine as the summer tourists leave and a sense of calm returns to the valley. With the exception of a certain motor rally, there won't be too much going on although the lifts and bike parks will be open until the middle of the month. Check our events calendar to keep up to date with anything that might be happening.
Rally Mont Blanc
For petrol heads in the Alps the Mont Blanc Rally is one of the big events of the summer. First held in 1947 it was originally organised as part of the Fete d’Evian and was known as the “Rally Paris-Evian”. Over the years the rally’s course and focus shifted and it became the “Rally Evian – Mont-Blanc” and then in its tenth year, the “Rally Mont-Blanc Iseran”. It was not until 1961 that it finally became the “Rally Mont-Blanc”. Dates and details.
October events in Morzine
The summer months are a distant memory, and in October the locals enjoy some autumnal bike riding and hiking before the first snow falls.
November events in Morzine
Not much on in terms of events, usually a time when everyone is taking a well earned break before December arrives and the opening of the Winter season.
December events in Morzine
December is always a busy month, the Christmas and New Year brings a flurry of social and sporting events, so take a look at our events calendar for more details.
Rock on Snowboard Tour
To kick off winter in some serious style - you'll be able to test all the latest equipment on the slopes of Avoriaz for free, get advice on the right gear for your chosen discipline, and take part in events, contests and the have-a-go stand. There will also be free concerts and parties throughout the weekend. Dates and details.
The festive season in the snowy Alps is always magical and every year there is some sort of celebration in resort to mark the occasion. Christmas in Morzine officially starts at the beginning of December when the Christmas lights are switched on. The night is marked with vin chaud, hot chocolate and music. From then on you can enjoy Christmas concerts, festive markets and live music throughout town as the resort gears up for Christmas and New Year. Dates and details.
New Year's Eve
Come midnight the hoards of merry revellers head the centre of town for the big countdown – not an official event as such, more of a long-held tradition. On the stroke of midnight you are advised to duck as champagne corks and fireworks are unleashed in celebration! Likewise, planning ahead is advised if you have your heart set on ringing in the New Year in a particular bar or club some of them are ticket only, so enquire in advance to avoid disappointment! Dates and details.